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Mizuho Izubuchi, of East Patchogue, demonstrates a traditional (Credit: Brittany Wait)

Mizuho Izubuchi, of East Patchogue, demonstrates a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to an audience during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Cherry Blossom Festival comes to Stony Brook

Stony Brook University hosted its annual Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday.

Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, left, spars
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Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, left, spars with Joseph Kowalski, 22, of Selden during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Joseph Kowalski, 22, of Selden, left, spars with
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Joseph Kowalski, 22, of Selden, left, spars with Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Mizuho Izubuchi, of East Patchogue, demonstrates a traditional
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Mizuho Izubuchi, of East Patchogue, demonstrates a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to an audience during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

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Masayo Ishigure's Miyabi, a musical group based in
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Masayo Ishigure's Miyabi, a musical group based in New York City, performs during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Masayo Ishigure's Miyabi, a musical group based in
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Masayo Ishigure's Miyabi, a musical group based in New York City, performs during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Senior Kai Dix, 21, of Queens, left, and
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Senior Kai Dix, 21, of Queens, left, and junior Anthony Infantino, 20, of Babylon, perform with the Taiko Tides, a drumming club on campus, during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, left, spars
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, left, spars with Joseph Kowalski, 22, of Selden during a kendo demonstration at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

Stony Brook University's Taiko Tides drum just before
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Stony Brook University's Taiko Tides drum just before the start of The Cherry Blossom Festival. (May 4, 2013)

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Caroline Favorite, 25, of Port Jefferson Station, wore
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Caroline Favorite, 25, of Port Jefferson Station, wore her kimono to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

From left, Vivian Wang, 6, of Setauket, Sofia

From left, Vivian Wang, 6, of Setauket, Sofia Moore, 6, of Mount Sinai, and Sergei Srednyak, 4, of Stony Brook, rest after dancing to drumming during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

Elfriede Runkel, of Stony Brook, is shown how
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Elfriede Runkel, of Stony Brook, is shown how to arrange Japanese flowers during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

Local artist Fumiko Carle, 79, of West Islip,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Local artist Fumiko Carle, 79, of West Islip, demonstrates the art of Japanese brushstrokes with her daughter Annette Kuruc, 44, of West Islip, watching her during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

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